You agree that there is a need to make tough choices, but then you state "significant cutting" anywhere but the military is unacceptable. Problem is, that math doesn't work. Entitlement programs have to part of the formula in order to rein in federal spending.
As to priorities, we have become somewhat of spoiled society in our expectations. Public broadcasting isn't even on my list as a priority. And it is hard to grasp that anyone else has it high on theirs.